entered the british newspaper market. mr. murdoch, in my view, has debased and debotched british public life. >> forgive the individual by all means. but you can't forget it. >> reporter: that is media tycoon rupert murdoch. he bought the legendary london tabloid 42 years ago, and with its staggering profits, built a global media empire. in the u.s., murdoch owns fox news, "the wall street journal," "the new york post" and a lot more. he is even bigger here in britain, where he owns a major tv network and almost 40% of the newspapers sold, including "the news of the world." this week, that paper found itself at the center of a scandal so big, so rotten, that despite its massive profitability, it is being abruptly closed after 168 years. today, the man who sends reporters out in search of stories was in sununalley, idaho, where he ran from reporters.